Thursday, April 17, 2014

throwback thursday | espresso

Bringing back the Throwback Thursday fun!  We're getting things in place for ESPRESSO next month and came across these photos from the 2003 production.  We can't WAIT to bring this astounding play back to our stage as a closer to our 30th anniversary season.

celebrating 30 years of theatre | video

Here is the final instalment of our 30th anniversary celebration videos. Here we had our artists and audience tell us what their favourite PT memories are.

Thanks to Carolyn Arends, Nelson Boschman, Diane Brown, Erla Faye Forsyth, Rory Holland, Dave Jennings, Paul Kirby, Julie McIsaac, Sarah Rodgers, Brent Unrau, and Kerry van der Griend for participating in the video!

Monday, April 14, 2014

may 5 - aug 1 | summer theatre administrator | gallery 7 theatre

Our Abbotsford sister company Gallery 7 Theatre is looking for summer Theatre Administrator! If you are a current student interested in working in Theatre or know someone who is this is a fantastic opportunity for some hands on experience with a great company. 

Gallery 7 Theatre is searching for an enthusiastic post-secondary student with an interest in Theatre and Arts Administration to work as a Theatre Administrator as part of a 13-week summer contract commencing May 5th and ending August 1, 2014. This position is contingent on receiving funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program.

All current university students who intend to return to school in the fall, who are interested in pursuing a career in performance or arts administration, and who have a passion for theatre in particular, are invited to apply. The complete job posting can be found here.

The application deadline is fast approaching so interested students are invited to submit their resume and a covering letter via email only to by 5:00 PM on April 25, 2014. To help facilitate the application process, only those people we wish to interview will be contacted. As well, please no telephone inquiries.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

march 28 - may 17 | the diary of anne frank | rosebud theatre

Our sister company Rosebud Theatre is presenting THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK! Enjoy a meal and a performance out in the beautiful rural town of Rosebud, Alberta. While you are there check out the art galleries, shopping, and a-la-carte restaurant Wild Horse Jack's Bistro and Grill. 

A Classic for the Entire Family

Her heart would not be hidden.

Stowed away in a secret annex, Anne Frank recorded the true account of her family living more than two years in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Confronting the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination, Anne Frank emerges from history as an intensely gifted young girl whose spirit would not be stifled by her circumstance. Her insistent belief in the goodness of others is a humbling yet uplifting reminder of the bright lights that shine even in our darkest times. 

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK plays March 28 to May 17 Wed - Sat.

Rosebud Theatre Opera House in Rosebud, Alberta. 
Evenings - 8pm with meal seating between 5:30 - 6:30.
Matinees - 1:30pm with meal seating between 11:00 - 12:30. 
Tickets at or Box Office 1-800-267-7553

old time gospel radio hour | set lists

My suggestion? If you've got tickets for the show, but haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favour and skip this post for now. Come on back once you've seen it, then check out the sources. Much more fun to just let it have its surprises.

But for those of you who've seen the show - or can't see it - here's a rundown of the pieces used in Old Time Gospel Radio Hour.


Turn Your Radio On (Albert E. Brumley 1938)

Every Humble Knee (traditional)

John The Baptist
from Cotton Patch Gospel, by Tom Key

God Don’t Like It (Blind Willie McTell 1935)

Aimee Semple McPherson
Actual Hearst Metronome News newsreel of Sister McPherson speaking on Temperance

Advertisement: Republic Wines
by Peter Church and Ron Reed

Mountain Of Troubles (Kathleen Nisbett)

Charlie "Bulldog" Wireman
Unbelievably, a true story, edited from the testimony of Tennessee's baddest man

Get on your knees and Pray (Bill Monroe)

Working On A Building

Winston's Cow Polish
Community Corner
Pierre's Dream Cream
Written mostly by Peter Church and his other radio theatre pals back in Toronto,
with a bit or two by Ron Reed

Starry Crown (traditional)

from Tent Meeting, by Morris Ertman and Ron Reed

Out Of The Wilderness (traditional) 

Softly and Tenderly (Will L. Thompson)

Sweet Heaven In My View (The Carter Family)


Baseball Game In The Sky
from the film Radio Days, by Woody Allen

Life is a Ball Game (Sister Wynona Carr 1952)

Acme Ambiguous
Peter Church & friends

Hear Jerusalem Moan (traditional)

Hugo's Testimony
from God's Man In Texas, by David Rambo

Drifting Too Far From Shore (Charles E. Moody)

Daybreak In Dixie (The Stanley Brothers)

Advertisement: Artisan Church
by Kenton Klassen and Ron Reed

Cowboy Of The Cross
edited from various posts at the Cowboys Of The Cross website

You Must Come in at the Door (Sunny Skyler / Doc Watson)

Scripture Cake
freely adapted by Peter Church from a traditional recipe found at

Old Bond Medicated Powder
Peter Church & friends

Power In The Blood (Lewis E. Jones 1899)

Gospel Birds
by Garrison Keillor

Bright Morning Stars (traditional)

Over In The Glory Land (James Acuff)


All songs performed by Viper Central

Readings performed by Peter Church, Ron Reed, Kenton Klassen, Kaitlin Williams, Barbara Kozicki

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

announcing pt summer theatre school

We're doing it again!  Our Summer Theatre Schools are growing in popularity every year, so this July we're bringing back instructor Kerri Norris to do a week of kids and a week of teens theatre camps.  Check out the website for more information.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

old time gospel radio hour | photos

Some shots from OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR, opening Wednesday.  Tickets are almost completely sold out so book now if you haven't yet!

Monday, April 07, 2014

regent college summer programs

Calling all Artists, Worship Leaders, Writers, Musicians:
"It's easier to leap over that gulf of unfamiliarity when it's a whole bunch of people holding hands and doing it together." Dennis Danielson
What is beauty? What is my story? What about the problem of evil?
Conversations about art and faith bring up questions of beauty, creativity, and mystery. Artists have a unique and important place in the Christian community because they can cultivate, celebrate, and critque the world through their art. Join the conversation by taking a course this summer with leading scholars and artists who invite you to wrestle with these questions together.  
Literature: Jun 2-6 Paradise Lost: The Poet, The Cosmos, and The Problem of Evil with Dennis Danielson 
Film: Jun 2-13 Jesus in Celluloid with Iwan Russell-Jones 
Music: July 21-25 The Theological Implications of Western Music with Daniel Chua
Fine Art: Jun 9-13 The Virgin Mary: Art and Theology Over Two Millennia with Matthew Miliner 
May 26-30 Fostering a Scriptural Imagination For The Arts with Jeremy Begbie
WorshipMay 26-30 Restoring the Story in Worship with Jeff Barker

Sunday, April 06, 2014

april 3 - may 9 | via crusis - the way of the cross | regent college

Join local artists Dan Law, David Vegt, Matthia Langone, Laura Rosengren, and Alec Arnold as they depict the various stations of the Cross.
Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 4:30-7:30 pm.
Art image: My Neighbour Stephen Gorby as the Thief by David Vegt
Regent College Lookout Gallery